Educator - Diploma or Certificate III


We are currently seeking Early Childhood Educators to join the team at our highly respected community based long day care centre in Waverley (close to Bondi Junction). 

We offer above award rates of pay, excellent working conditions- including parking, opportunities for professional development and continued learning.


St Mary’s Child Care Centre – Waverley is a not-for-profit, community-based long day care centre providing education and care for 2-5 year-olds. Our service is approved for 64 children each day and is deeply committed to inclusivity and access for all. 

St Mary’s was established in 1951 and has been recognised as Exceeding against the national standard since 2013; an accolade we endeavour to earn in every interaction.

We believe that relationships and community are key ingredients to creating the environment where our children grow and flourish. Our educational program is based on the Walker approach, emphasising the importance of intentional teaching through play. We foster growth and development through implementing circle of security priniples throughout our curriculum. 

At St Mary’s Child Care Centre we are kind, imaginative, respectful and compassionate 


•You work collaboratively with team members to ensure our educational program is implemented.

•You are a reliable and adaptable team player.

•You believe children’s safety is paramount.

•Your positive attitude is contagious.

•You think outside the box and bring your own ideas.

•You have strong interpersonal skills. 

•You cultivate a feel good culture and foster relationships with families and children.

•You maintain Work Health and Safety protocols



•Certificate lll OR Diploma in Children’s Services

•Current WWCC

•Current first aid certificate including Asthma and Anaphylaxis (HLTAID004) 

•Child Protection qualification and knowledge of NSW Child protection legislation (preferred)



•Email your CV to

•For more information about our beautiful Centre visit our website

Please note:

Employment is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and Reference Checks. 

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